Windstar Cruises to Support Reach the World by Bringing Virtual Travel to Young Students

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has announced a pilot program with New York-based nonprofit Reach the World to bring destinations around the world into underserved K-12 classrooms through virtual exchange.(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at

Wilhelm Automotive is bringing their award-winning customer service to Queen Creek

Wilhelm Automotive, which has served the valley faithfully for 90+ years, is bringing their award-winning customer service to Queen Creek! Join us on Saturday, January 25th, for the grand opening event to celebrate our new store on 21430 South Ellsworth Road. Attendees will get to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities and exclusive offers from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at

iBeam Materials Achieves Breakthrough in Bringing Monolithic MicroLED Displays to Market

New Paper-Thin, Ultra-Flexible MicroLED Display Technology Rewrites Rules for Display Form Factors and Enables New Class of Products
Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 09:00 EST

SANTA FE, N.M., January 13, 2020 ( – iBeam Materials, Inc., the leader in technology for large-area monolithic microLED displays, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability to make high-performance GaN Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) directly on thin, flexible and rollable metal foil substrates. These transistors can be produced without the need for a transfer step and can be integrated side-by-side with microLED emitters previously demonstrated by iBeam for use in a display. The monolithic process for integrated large-area microLED displays brings the industry closer to practical mass production and breakthrough applications. iBeam expects to see the technology available for large-scale manufacturing by 2022.
The advent of paper-thin, ultra-flexible microLED displays using iBeam technology eliminates the traditional restrictions for the form factor of displays, redefining what devices look like and opening up the potential for a new class of mobile, wearable, lighting and instrumentation products. With a tough but thin form factor and a high level of flexibility, large-area microLED displays made with iBeam technology can curve, bend and conform to various shapes, radically departing from traditional planar forms. In addition, microLEDs offer extremely high brightness and much greater efficiency than traditional LCD and OLED displays.
“This breakthrough in technology is a game-changer and brings us much nearer to the holy grail of displays,” said Vladimir Matias, founder and CEO of iBeam Materials. “We expect bright, bendable but tough, paper-thin and extremely power-efficient displays to enable entire new classes of products. The new technology will rewrite the rules for the shapes of displays and products that use them.”
The mass availability of microLED displays depends both on technical achievement as well as practicality of mass production. The breakthrough of iBeam Materials’ technology demonstration establishes that making these thin, rollable, next-generation displays is now feasible. Earlier technology breakthroughs from iBeam were also key to paving the way to microLED displays on flexible substrates, including the patented process that allows manufacturers to deposit devices directly on a variety of substrates such as thin, flexible large-area metal foils. Producing microLEDs directly on a metal foil substrate, the iBeam technology enables roll-to-roll mass production. iBeam plans to demonstrate the scalability of robust manufacturing processes and the ability to produce these displays at much lower capital and operational costs than traditional displays.
“The iBeam promise of a paper-thin display made with transistors and emitters integrated into the same material and on flexible metal foil can lead to all kinds of new and interesting display products,” said Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants.
iBeam was spun-off from Los Alamos National Laboratory in late 2011 and established its headquarters and primary R&D facilities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. iBeam then collaborated with Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico under a DOE ARPA-E Project to develop GaN devices. Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has taken an investment position in iBeam and regards the development work as a strategic opportunity. In August 2019, Dr. Mike Krames, a leading authority on LED technology and an IEEE Fellow, joined the Board of Directors.
To read more on iBeam’s approach to microLED displays, visit
About iBeam Materials
iBeam Materials is disrupting the display, lighting and wearable electronics industries by creating new game-changing product categories based on epitaxial GaN (Gallium Nitride)-devices grown on non-single crystal substrates (GaNoX). Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and founded in 2011, iBeam specializes in use of an ion-beam technology for crystal alignment of thin layers providing for high-performance low-cost electronic devices on a variety of large-area substrates. For more information, visit
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Dr. Larry S. Mellen’s new book “The Last Druid Standing: Kennerly’s Tale” is a gripping tale bringing ancient Scottish lore, legend, and fantasy into the present

MARIETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) January 13, 2020
Dr. Larry S. Mellen, a native of the United Kingdom whose lifelong fascination for Celtic and Druid cultures has facilitated a decades-long career lecturing on the ancient lore, has completed his new book “The Last Druid Standing: Kennerly’s Tale”: a spellbinding tale bringing his firsthand knowledge of the tales and mysteries entwined in this unique culture to vivid life.
Dr. Mellen writes, “Six thousand years ago, in the time before the first megaliths and stone circles, Druids appeared in small numbers throughout Europe. They began an inexplicable migration toward the Western Isles of Scotland. Among these was a Druid prophet, Lazwin. Lazwin predicted the coming of the Beltane child. The child would reunite the rune casters, gather the Druid faithful, and set in motion a series of events that would alter the history of Druid healing magic.
Sadly, Lazwin’s prophecies were lost to time. In 1820 a Druid child named Finn was playing near the Faerie Pools on Skye. He found a small opening behind a waterfall. Stored within this hollow were the perfectly preserved scrolls containing the prophecies of the elder Lazwin.
This is the story of his prophesied Beltane child and his effect on Scottish culture. The pages describe the Beltane child’s quest to many of Scotland’s sacred sites and his travels around the world, meeting shamans and healers. They share his journey along the eightfold path and his understanding of herbal medicines and essential oils. You will learn of the child’s discoveries on a bus trip from Kathmandu to London.”
In these pages, Dr. Mellen helps readers realize there should be some reason for the things that have gone into making one their own unique person. If readers have ever wondered, “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?” and “How am I going to get there?” Dr. Mellen provides readers with a fresh perspective and some rather surprising answers.
Published by Page Publishing, Dr. Larry S. Mellen’s engrossing book is a captivating story of Scottish lore, prophesy, and an ancient and enduring magic that reaches into the modern era.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Last Druid Standing: Kennerly’s Tale” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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